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The Avid Learning Partner (ALP) program is designed to attract the most skilled training organizations in the industry, be they independent training companies, corporations, universities, or other educational institutions that provide training on Avid products. By combining the market presence and instructional excellence of our partners with the content, curriculum and Certification developed by Avid’s product experts and course developers, we can ensure Avid customers achieve the highest level of success possible.

Avid Learning Partners have access to the official Avid curriculum and Certification exams, dedicated program staff, and co-marketing resources to support implementation of Avid training products.

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Avid Certification helps professionals attain and demonstrate the skills and credentials they need to increase their value, competency, and efficiency in the highly competitive media industry.

Recognized by top music, post-production, movie, television, and broadcast facilities worldwide, Avid Certification serves as validation of a person’s expertise as an Avid User, Administrator, Instructor, Developer, or Support Representative.

Avid Certification gives employers peace of mind, ensuring that they have the in-house skills and competencies to fully harness and manage their investment in Avid products and solutions

Each Avid Certification is backed by a range of training and skill development options that help individuals prepare for the Certification exam. From publicly scheduled and private classes to eLearning—both Virtual Instructor Led and Blended Learning—these flexible learning options enable individuals and teams to cost effectively broaden and validate their competencies, however, wherever, and whenever is best for them.

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Avid certification provides a number of tangible benefits to both certified individuals and the organizations they work for, either now or in the future.

For individuals Avid certification provides

  • Industry recognition of proven expertise in a given Avid product or role
  • The ability to advance your career with measurable value to employers
  • Entry in Avid’s Certification Registry accessible via the Find a Certified Professional online listing, as well as a Certificate of Achievement
  • A certification logo to add to marketing materials, websites, business cards to differentiate yourself and your organization
  • Access to the ACSR technical community for peer to peer communication (ACSRs only)

For employers Avid certification provides

  • Ability to find the right person for the job, quickly assessing the candidate skill level
  • Confidence in your team’s ability’s and skills with Avid solutions
  • Capability to invest in and promote your most promising employees
  • Greater system performance, with little to no downtime

Why Learn from Hitmakers!

Hitmaker Global Academy is a REAL Contemporary Music Academy. Our concept integrates conventional conservatory based music learning with the robust, volatile REAL experience of our Global Directors in the creative industry. 

At Hitmaker, apart from learning the industry-standard software i.e. Pro-Tools & Sibelius, the student learns to practically apply their learning via our music production and songwriting courses in the REAL application context.

Our Avid Certified Instructors are not only tutors teaching the applications, they are also industry renown musicians who are the best in Singapore.  

Meet Our Avid Certified Instructors

Jeff Miyahara | Pro-Tools

Jeff Miyahara | Pro-Tools

Jeff Miyahara is one of the most in-demand record producers and songwriters in Japan. With numerous #1 hits, over 28 million in sales, and an impressive list of awards and accolades (including Songwriter Of The Year 2009 and Hit Maker of the Year 2010), Jeff is fast becoming widely known as a hit-maker for artists from all over the world.

In addition to his numerous collaborations with mega-hit artists in Japan. Jeff also continues to work with top-tier international artists. In 2009, Jeff signed on with UM360 (a management division of Universal Music Japan) to further solidify his position as a major player in the global music market. He currently has projects in the works in the US, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Australia, while continuing his work in Japan. Evidence that having a powerhouse like Universal behind him is helping extend his international reach even further.

Throughout his career, he has worked with various International and Regional Jazz and Pop artists like Jeremy Monteiro, Ernie Watts, the late Eldee Young, Eugene Pao, Tots Tolentino, David Packer, Michael Veerapen, John “Kaisen” Neptune, V Selvaganash, Patricio Buanne (Italy), Fei Xiang (aka Kris Phillips), and Kit Chan (Singapore), just to name a few.

Colin Yong | Sibelius

Colin Yong | Sibelius

As a session bass player, Colin has never been partial to any genre and has always been game to play any kind of music. Thus far, he has managed to beg & bully his way into numerous International Music / Jazz Festivals in far off cities like Toronto, Chicago, New York, Berlin, Cape Town, and in countries around his home town of Singapore, such as; China, Japan, India, and other South-East Asian countries. Despite having performed in so many countries, there was never a doubt in his mind that home was where he wanted to be based.

Throughout his career, he has worked with various International and Regional Jazz and Pop artists like Jeremy Monteiro, Ernie Watts, the late Eldee Young, Eugene Pao, Tots Tolentino, David Packer, Michael Veerapen, John “Kaisen” Neptune, V Selvaganash, Patricio Buanne (Italy), Fei Xiang (aka Kris Phillips), and Kit Chan (Singapore), just to name a few.

Matthew Siew | Sibelius

Matthew Siew | Sibelius

Matthew is an educator, musician and renowned music director who as assembled more than 1000 performances for musicians to form bands for specific applications. His work includes Local acts for artists such as  Derrick Hoh, Alfred Sim, Rachel Chua, Tay Kewei, Dawn Wong, Tay Kexin, Huang Ting Zhi, Ariane Goh, Wei Miao Ru, Celeste Syn, Nathaniel Wu, to name a few. 

Matthew is a senior lecturer at Stanfort Faculty of Music, Stanfort Academy teaching various studies such as Jazz Piano, Sibelius, and other creative industry related modules. 

Jaydos Chong | Pro-Tools

Jaydos Chong | Pro-Tools

Jaydos is a multi-instrumental songwriter, music producer and arranger hailing from the sunny island of Singapore. Starting his musical journey at the age of 14, his keen learning abilities has allowed him to teach himself instruments like the guitar, drums, keyboards and bass guitar, with the latter being his principal instrument.

He was awarded a scholarship by the Media Development Authority of Singapore in 2010 to pursue a Bachelor’s in Creative Technology, majoring in Audio Engineering & Sound Production at JMC Academy in Melbourne, Australia.

Jaydos was signed to Funkie Monkies Publishing as an exclusive songwriter and producer in 2014 upon returning to Singapore has since sold songs to various artistes and groups around the Asia-Pacific region. He has also arranged and produced for regional artists like 呂薔 Amuyi (Taiwan), Ferlyn G 黃晶玲 (Singapore), Mornin Chen 陈梦辰 (Taiwan), BBF (China), JPGirls (Vietnam) and many more. In 2016 he co-wrote and produced the song 《為夢想閃耀》 alongside veteran Mandopop singer Derrick Hoh 何維健 as a theme song for the drama ‘The Dream Coders《夢想程式》’ which was aired on Mediacorp’s Channel 8 in February 2017 and has been nominated for the Best Theme Song for the Star Awards 2018.

Jaydos has been sought after locally and regionally as an arranger and producer for his expertise and taste in the Electronic Dance Music (EDM), R&B, Hip-hop, trap and Electro-Pop styles of music.

Ng Sok Wah | Sibelius

Ng Sok Wah | Sibelius

Sok Wah is a recipient of the National Arts Council (NAC) Overseas Arts Bursary and graduated from Sydney Conservatorium of Music, The University of Sydney in 2002 with a Bachelor in Music Studies. Trained as a pianist while in Singapore, she majored in percussion in Sydney, studying with Richard Miller (Timpanist, Sydney Symphony Orchestra) and Daryl Pratt (Head of Department). 

Upon graduation, she received NAC’s Emerging Artist Fund for her homecoming recital, titled Sounz at the Young Musicians’ Society auditorium. In 2012, she received another grant, the  Artist Development Fund to attend Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) in Austin, Texas and travelled to New York to receive frame drum instructions from Yousif Sheronick and Glen Velez, both notable teachers and performers.

Since graduation, Sok Wah has been active in the local arts scene as a performer and educator. She has performed with Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO), Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO), Singapore Festival Orchestra (SFO), Singapore Lyric Opera Orchestra (SLO), Metropolitan Festival Orchestra (MFO) and many other arts groups. Besides performing as a soloist, she also performs in chamber music ensembles, musicals, and wind ensembles. Her repertoire covers a wide range of settings and genre from western classics to ethnic music. In 2013, she premiered the double percussion concerto with wind band, “Landscape Gradations”, composed by Philip Tan with Riduan Zalani and Singapore Wind Symphony.

Jerry Poh | Pro-Tools

Jerry Poh | Pro-Tools

Jerry helms his own company at JERRY POH PRODUCTIONS and has been actively involved with notable acts both local and overseas. He produced songs with fellow Producer, Hubert Ng 黃宇哲 for Taiwanese Celebrities The Couple 那對夫妻 with their single – “紫微啊紫微” hitting a total of more than 3 million views on Facebook and Youtube.

He also produced Zhao 曾兆禾 debut Korean Single, STAY hitting #9 on the iTunes Charts. Jerry also worked with artistes like StellaVee 慧娴与薇倪 (SG), The Cold Cut Duo 雙節奏 (SG), Marcus Lee 李俊緯 (SG), Jason Chen (LA), Danny Koo 許佳麟 (Msia), Lillian Chan 陳凱彤 (HK) and several other local singers as well.

Jerry also got the golden opportunity to arrange for contestants (李喆,吱吱) on Taiwanese Singing Competition – Jungle Voice 聲林之王 . Out of the studio, Jerry staged with acts such as Derrick Hoh 何維健 (Warner Music) and Falling Feathers (Warner Music). He performed in Derrick’s “Back to 19” concert in Singapore (2017) and also opened for American Bands (Mayday Parade/Before You Exit) together with Falling Feathers (2016, 2017).

Currently, Jerry plays keys with Timbre resident band, “Too Much Drama” at Switch by Timbre X. Jerry is a classical trained Pianist and has been teaching piano for the past 5 years. Having a diverse musical background, Jerry is able to combine his live performing experiences with his studio production skills. This allows him to bring a fresh and open-minded perspective to every artist and song he produces, taking each individual to the next level.

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